Greenwich & Woolwich

Plumstead Common Road - the most dug up road in London?

CONSERVATIVES in Greenwich have discovered that Plumstead Common Road has been dug up approximately 500 times over the last two years.  That’s the equivalent of a different hole in the road every day and a half

Following complaints by a resident on the road, Conservative leader Cllr Spencer Drury questioned the council about the work.  He received the following reply:

A Council Meeting of Agreement?

At December’s full meeting of Greenwich Council (15th December) there was superficially a lot of agreement between the Labour and Conservative Groups about the items on the agenda.  However, in reality this meeting was most probably the calm before the storm as the level of cuts required to deal with the legacy of Gordon Brown’s government starts to hit home.


Greenwich Council's Dog Control Plans: A Dogs Breakfast

Greenwich Conservatives recently revealed the failure of the Labour Council’s dog control orders.

In figures received as a result of a Freedom of Information request from Conservative Leader Cllr Spencer Drury, it is clear that:-

Greenwich Council's financial mess

At Tuesday night’s Cabinet meeting figures revealed that Greenwich Council’s budget was being overspent by £13.48m with another £3.5m in further pressures which could still make the situation worse.


Greenwich Conservatives defend security of tenure for Council tenants from the Labour Party

In an often bad tempered Council meeting in Greenwich last week, Conservative Councillors found themselves defending security of tenure from an increasingly incoherent set of attacks by Labour Councillors.

The Labour Party’s Cabinet Member for Housing moved a motion criticising the Conservative approach to security of tenure which included a statement that:

Cycling into confusion in Greenwich

Cllr Spencer Drury writes “Today I attended a meeting between Greenwich Council Officers and a police officer to look at the signs telling cyclists where they could and could not ride in the area of the Cutty Sark. 

Spending chaos in Greenwich HR department

Greenwich Conservatives have labelled wasteful and inefficient Council spending of £1.5m on consultants in the Human Resources department over the last four years. 

While employing these extra consultants, Greenwich was spending nearly £700,000 making existing employees redundant.   

Conservative Councillor opposes redevelopment of Greenwich Market at Appeal


On the 9th of September, Eltham North Conservative Councillor and Planning Board member Dermot Poston spoke at Greenwich Hospital’s appeal against the Council’s decision to deny planning permission to its redevelopment of Greenwich Market.


Councillors informed about benefit fraud in Greenwich

Last night was a meeting of the Audit and Risk Management panel which looked at a range of accounts, annual governance letter and internal audit reports, which while important are generally quite opaque. 

Labour elected on a false premise

Labour change manifesto after the elections.

Conservatives revealed today that Greenwich Labour rewrote their commitments to the electorate after the election in May.


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